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Jay Ritchie, Buzz Bowers and Norm Siebern, former Red Sox figures, pass away

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  • Jay Ritchie, Buzz Bowers and Norm Siebern, former Red Sox figures, pass away

    Jay Ritchie pitched for the Red Sox in 1964 and 1965, posting a 3.00 ERA in 65 relief appearances between them. The first year, he had a 2.74 mark and a 143 ERA+.

    Jay Seay Ritchie Sr., 80, of Rockwell, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. ...

    Jay was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves. He played winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and remained an avid baseball fan throughout his life.
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    Buzz Bowers spent years scouting for the Red Sox. He died July 31, 2015 at age 86.

    EAST ORLEANS: Charles Phillip “Buzz” Bowers, 86, died peacefully at his beloved Cape home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 31, 2015.
    He was born in Waltham on April 21, 1929 the son of the late George F. and Dorothy (Harrington) Bowers. ...

    Buzz worked in professional baseball for over 65 years, first as a player then as a part-time scout for the Philadelphia Phillies organization. In 1962, he started a 30 year tenure as a part - time scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1992, he joined the Red Sox, his hometown team as a full-time scout. A few of his better known signings were Lou Merloni, Brian Rose, Carl Pavano and Greg Montalbano.
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    Norm Siebern spent the last part of his playing career with the Red Sox, playing in a reserve role for the club in 1967 and 1968. He died October 30 at 82.

    American baseball player (Kansas City Athletics
    Died on Friday October 30th 2015

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    Jay Ritchie's death on January 5 is the first known death of a major league player in 2016.


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